Visitors to downtown Fort Wayne soon will have an easier time finding downtown attractions thanks to new wayfinding signs. Today, crews from the Baldus Company began installing the first of what will be more than 40 new signs downtown. The project is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

"We are committed to revitalizing downtown through private investment and activities for residents to enjoy," said Mayor Graham Richard. "The new wayfinding signs are a key element to building a better downtown. Fort Wayne is a welcome, friendly place to visit and do business."

The Downtown Blueprint for the Future and the recently completed Downtown BlueprintPlus endorsed the use of wayfinding signs to assist motorists and pedestrians in locating downtown attractions such as the Grand Wayne Center and museums.

The signs also identify the five districts of downtown; Headwaters District, Landing District, Government District, Cultural District, and Gateway District with distinct logos and colors that will be easy for motorists and pedestrians to notice.

Sign locations:
* Eight signs on Clinton Street (awaiting INDOT approval)
* Seven signs on Lafayette Street (awaiting INDOT approval)
* Three signs on Fairfield Avenue
* Four signs on Harrison Street
* One sign on Calhoun Street
* Two signs on Superior Street
* Three signs on Main Street
* Six signs on Washington Boulevard
* Six signs on Jefferson Boulevard
* One sign on Barr Street

The project is expected to cost around $160,000.